SCOREBOARD WATCHING: GIRLS HOOPS
Senior Lilly Wehman hit a free throw with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to give Loyola Academy a 50-49 victory over the host Mighty Macs in the title game of the Mother McAuley Tournament on Feb. 3.
Wehman ended up with 10 points, while teammate Erin Dillon led the Ramblers (22-5) with 11 points.
Lake Zurich 40, Lake Forest 34
— The game was even after three quarters.
But the fourth quarter belonged to host Lake Zurich. The Bears outscored Lake Forest 14-8 in the final eight minutes to claim a 40-34 in North Suburban Conference contest on Feb. 2.
The Scouts were led by Halle Douglass (9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists), Ellie Pearson (7 points, 8 rebounds), Finola Summerville (4 points, 5 rebounds) and Veronica Giordano (5 points).
Lake Forest 44, Libertyville 39
— A double double for the freshman.
Finola Summerville came up with 12 points and 12 rebounds to spark Lake Forest to a road win at Libertyville 44-39 on Jan. 31.
The win was LF’s 20th of the year. It pushed their league record to 9-3. The Scouts are 20-8 overall.
LF’s other stat leaders were Halle Douglass (12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists), Ellie Pearson (6 points, 3 rebounds), Veronica Giordano (6 points, 2 steals) and Grace Tirzmalis (5 points, 3 rebounds).
Loyola 54, De La Salle 29
— It was a big news Tuesday.
On a night when Loyola claimed its 20th win of the season — a 54-29 decision over De La Salle in the Mother McAuley Tournament — Julia Martinez did something extremely noteworthy: becoming the school’s all-time assists leader.
Not bad for a junior.
The prized guard finished the game with eight assists to give her 510 for her career. She surpassed Laura Sobiesczyk, who finished her illustrious career with 502 assists.
LA’s other stat leaders against De La Salle were Erin Dillon (19 points), Jordan Moser (9 points), Celia Satter (7 points) and Lilly Wehman (6 points).
Two nights later, the Ramblers topped Regina Dominican 60-15 to upped their overall record to 21-5.
Loyola 39, St. Ignatius 17
Talk about rebounding.
Loyola Academy avenged a loss to St. Ignatius in a big way on Jan. 25.
Six days after falling — by one point — to the Wolfpack in a game held at Wintrust Arena, LA opened play in the Mother McAuley Tournament with a decisive win. The Ramblers cranked up their defense and defeated the Wolfpack 39-17.
LA, which improved to 19-5 overall, was led by Erin Dillon (12 points, 3 rebounds), Adie Morrill (7 points, 3 steals), Celia Satter (5 points, 3 rebounds), Lilly Wehman (4 points, 2 blocks) and Julia Martinez (8 rebounds, 6 assists2 steals).
New Trier 73, Niles West 29
— New Trier is on the cusp of another 20-win season.
The Trevians improved to 19-5 overall and 6-2 in the CSL South by downing host Niles West 73-29 on Jan. 25.
Glenbrook South 63, Vernon Hills 48
— For the second game in a row, Glenbrook South scored more than 60 points.
Led by Kristin Ralston (17 points), Lizzy Shaw (13 points) and Libbie Vanderveen (11 points), the Titans (16-6) claimed a convincing 63-48 victory over visiting Vernon Hills on Jan. 24. Makayla Stadler (7 points), Liz LaPierre (6 points) and Molly Sedin (5 points) also helped out.
Loyola Academy 39, Maine South 38
— Another one-point game.
A few nights after falling to St. Ignatius 45-44, Loyola had a one-point game go its way on Jan. 23. The visiting Ramblers edged a solid Maine South squad 39-38 to raise their overall record to 18-5.
Celia Satter (11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists) and Erin Dillon (11 points, 2 rebounds) led the Ramblers offensively. The other stat leaders were Addison Eberling (6 points, 3 rebounds), Julia Martinez (4 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals), Lilly Wehman (4 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks) and Adie Morrill (5 rebounds).
Wauconda 67, Highland Park 49
— Highland Park’s Addie Budnik came up big (21 points) in a losing cause on Jan. 22.
The Giants (10-13, 4-3) traveled to Wauconda and dropped a 67-49 decision in nonconference action.
HP’s other leading scorers were juniors Sydney Ignoffo (13 points) and Maddie Abrams (8 points).
Glenbrook North 43, Maine East 17
— No contest.
Glenbrook North snapped a three-game losing streak by taking care of host Maine East 43-17 on Jan. 19.
The Spartans were led by Samm Carsello (10 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals), Morgan Paull (9 points, 10 rebounds) and Jamie Kempner (9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals).
Highland Park 34, Zion-Benton 30
— Highland Park is in a good stretch.
Highlighted by Addie Budnik’s 16 points, the Giants earned an overtime win over Zion-Benton 34-30 on Jan. 20.
The team now has won four of their last five games. HP’s lone loss came against powerhouse Maine West 71-19 on Maine West on Jan. 19.
New Trier 53, Conant 37
— New Trier jumped out to a 12-4 first-quarter and cruised to a 53-37 victory over host Conant on Jan. 20.
The win improved NT’s overall record to 18-5. The Trevians have won four straight games.
NT was led by Maggie Murdock (14 points, 3 assists), Rebecca Goldman (9 points, 2 steals) and Cate Murdock (7 points, 2 steals).
Glenbrook South 61, St. Francis 53
— Glenbrook South junior forward Kristin Ralston tallied 19 points in her team’s 61-53 defeat of host St. Francis on Jan. 20.
Senior forward Liz LaPierre scored 18 points, and junior guard Makayla Stadler netted 11 in the matinee in Wheaton.
Senior guard Lizzy Shaw finished with eight points and junior guard Libbie Vanderveen five for the Titans (15-6).
St. Ignatius 45, Loyola Academy 44
— A tough way to lose.
Loyola dropped a 45-44 decision to St. Ignatius in the Jesuit Cup game at Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Jan. 19. The Wolfpack scored the winning basket with 1.6 seconds left in the game.
The Ramblers (17-5, 3-2) were led by junior Celia Satter (19 points, 7 rebounds), Lilly Wehman (12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists), Erin Dillon (9 points, 4 rebounds) and Julia Martinez (10 rebounds, 8 assits, 3 steals, 2 blocks).
New Trier 47, Maine South 46
— New Trier secured a 47-46 victory over visiting Maine South on Jan. 19 to improve its CSL South record to 5-2.
Maggie Murdock ended up as the game’s leading scorer with 15 points. The NT senior guard also had four steals.
The other stat leaders for New Trier included Cate Murdock (12 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals), Nicole Kaspi (5 points) and Rebecca Goldman (4 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists).
Lake Forest 63, Waukegan 30
— Big night for Lilly Trkla.
The freshman put 20 points in the book in Lake Forest’s 63-30 rout over visiting Waukegan on Jan. 19. Trkla finished 9-for-15 from the field and 2-for-3 at the foul line. She also pulled down five rebounds.
The Scouts (18-7, 7-2) also received solid efforts from Halle Douglass (14 points, 6 steals, 4 assists), Grace Tirzmalis (8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks), Honor Thomas (8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists), Ellie Pearson (3 points, 7 rebounds), Finola Summerville (4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists) and Veronica Giordano (3 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 steals).
Evanston 53, Glenbrook South 36
— Glenbrook South senior Lizzy Shaw poured in 11 of her team-high 14 points in the second half of the Titans’ 53-36 loss to host Evanston on Jan. 19.
The 5-foot-7 guard connected four times from three-point land.
Titans junior forward Kristin Ralston finished with nine points, including the game’s first four, and four rebounds. Junior guard Makayla Stadler contributed seven points and seven boards for Glenbrook South (14-6, 3-4 in the Central Suburban League South).
Shaw and senior forward Liz LaPierre each came down with six rebounds.
South trailed 26-15 at the half and 37-20 at the 4:39 mark of the third quarter. Shaw’s final trey of the night — at 7:14 of the final frame — cut the Wildkits’ lead to 42-32.
Evanston (15-7, 5-2), which also won the teams’ first meeting (54-31) on Dec. 5, limited Glenbrook South to only four points the rest of the way.
Junior forward SyAnn Holmes led the hosts with 15 points, with all nine of her points in the second half coming from the free-throw line.
New Trier 63, Libertyville 54
— Highlighted by Cate Murdock’s 17 points, New Trier claimed a 63-54 victory over visiting Libertyville on Jan. 15.
The Trevians improved to 16-5 overall. Libertyville is now 9-10 on the season.
The team’s other scoring leaders included Maggie Murdock (13 points) and Gaby Malnati (9 points). Nine of Murdock’s points came from beyond the arc.
Glenbrook South 66, Schurz 48
— Glenbrook South upped its overall record to 14-5 by downing visiting Schurz 66-48 on Jan. 13.
Kristin Ralston and Liz LaPierre led the GBS attack with 16 points each. The team’s other scoring leaders were Libbie Vanderveen (8) and Lizzie Shaw (6).
Loyola Academy 49, Geneva 42
— Erin Dillon tallied a team-high 13 points to lead Loyola to a 49-42 victory over Geneva on Jan. 13 at the Willowbrook Shootout.
The Ramblers are now 16-4 on the season.
Geneva is the reigning Class 4A state champions.
New Trier 47, Wheaton North 30
— Nicole Kaspi had herself a game.
The senior guard, a star soccer player at the school, popped in a team-high 13 points in New Trier’s 47-30 win over Wheaton North in the Willowbrook Shootout on Jan. 13.
Kaspi, who played 18 minutes, also had three rebounds, three steals and two assists.
NT’s other stat leaders were Cate Murdock (10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals), Taite Ryan (8 points, 10 rebounds), Rebecca Goldman (5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists) and Gabby Malnati (5 points, 4 rebounds).
Highland Park 41, Deerfield 32
— Three players ended up double figures as Highland Park topped visiting Deerfield 41-32 on Jan. 12.
Junior guard Sydney Ignoffo led the Giants (9-11, 4-2) with 17 points.
Halle Abrams tallied 11 points, while Addie Budnik had 10 points.
Glenbrook South 42, Niles West 36
— A strong defensive effort keyed Glenbrook South in its 42-36 victory over visiting Niles West on Jan. 12.
The Titans (13-5, 3-3) were paced offensively by Liz LaPierre (12 points), Kristin Ralston (10 points) and Lizzy Shaw, who connected four three-pointers in the second half.
Montini 56, Loyola Academy 40
— Loyola was unable to turn back a tough Montini squad on Jan. 11.
The Ramblers (15-4) lost the game 56-40.
Lake Forest 43, Mundelein 27
— Ellie Pearson amassed 15 points, five rebounds and two steals in leading host Lake Forest to a 43-27 victory over Mundelein on Jan. 10.
LF’s other key contributors included Halle Douglass (9 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals), Grace Tirzmalis (6 points, 3 rebounds), Veronica Giordano (6 points, 2 rebounds), Finola Summerville (5 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks) and Audrey Kaus (3 rebounds, 3 assists).
Highland Park 43, Glenbrook North 38
— Sydney Ignoffo tallied 19 points and Halle Abrams helped out with 14 points as Highland Park earned a 43-38 victory over host Glenbrook North on Jan. 9.
Maine South 48, Glenbrook South 42
— Glenbrook South came up short against host Maine South 48-42 in a CSL South tilt on Jan. 9.
Kristin Ralston tallied 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the loss. The other GBS stat leaders were Makayla Stadler (10 points, 6 assists, 5 steals), Liz LaPierre (6 points) and Lizzy Shaw (5 points).
Loyola 53, Fenwick 44
— Highlight by the play of Lilly Wehman, Loyola recovered from its four-point loss to Evanston by downing host Fenwick 53-44 on Jan. 8.
Wehman scored a game-high 17 points to go along with five rebounds.
The Ramblers (15-3) also received solid efforts from Celia Satter (13 points, 6 rebounds) and Julia Martinez (9 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals). Izzy Ogliore scored seven points in eight minutes of action.
Trinity 61, New Trier 50
— Trinity got the best of New Trier in a Chicagoland Invitational Showcase at Benet Academy on Jan. 6.
The Trevians (13-4) lost the game 61-50.
Lake Forest 50, Zion-Benton 36
— Ellie Pearson continues to play at a high level.
The Lake Forest junior forward came up with a double-double (15 points, 14 rebounds) in her team’s 50-36 victory at Zion-Benton on Jan. 5. Pearson also had two blocks, two steals and three assists as the Scouts improved to 12-7 overall and 5-2 in the North Suburban Conference.
LF also received solid performances from Halle Douglass (11 points, eight assists, eight deflections) and Grace Tirzmalis (10 points, 4 rebounds).
Evanston 47, Loyola Academy 43
— Loyola came up short against visiting Evanston 47-43 on Jan. 6.
The Ramblers are now 14-3 on the season.
— Highlight of the tournament for New Trier?
Hands down, it had to be that buzzer beater by Maggie Murdock. The senior guard sank a desperation shot from half-court to give the Trevians a thrilling 47-45 victory over Stevenson in a consolation-bracket game on Dec. 29.
Her basket allowed New Trier (13-3, 3-1) to walk away from the Dundee-Crown Tournament with a 2-2 mark.
The Trevians started the tournament in fine fashion. On Dec. 26, they took down South Elgin 68-40 behind the solid play of Rebecca Goldman (16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals), Cate Murdock (14 points, 4 assists), Jacqueline Vinson (9 points, 3 rebounds), Maggie Murdock (8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals) and Jessica Kalis (6 points).
In a second-round game against Hononegah on Dec. 27, New Trier fell behind 37-22 at halftime and ended up sustaining a 62-55 setback. The team’s stat leaders were Vinson (8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals), Goldman (7 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) Maggie Murdock (10 points, 4 assists, 4 steals), Cate Murdock (8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals), Nicole Kaspi (8 points, 3 steals) and Taite Ryan (6 points, 6 rebounds).
Ryan had a big outing — 15 points, 12 rebounds — but it was enough on Dec. 28, when NT dropped a double-overtime game to Fenwick 68-66. Others contributing included Goldman (11 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists), Vinson (8 points), Cate Murdock (13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals) and Maggie Murdock (9 points, 7 assists).
The stat leaders in the win over Stevenson included Goldman (18 points), Ryan (7 points, 8 rebounds) and Maggie Murdock (8 points, 4 assists).
Naples Holiday Shootout
— Julia Martinez shined … once again.
The Loyola point guard earned all-tournament honors after helping her team go 2-1 in the Naples Holiday Shootout.
The Ramblers opened the tourney in Florida with a 61-49 victory over Braden River on Dec. 28. And then, after losing to Ursuline Academy of New Orleans 62-57 on Dec. 29, they topped Council Rock North of Newton, Pennsylvania 42-38 in the third-place game.
In the win over Council Rock North, Addison Eberling led LA with a 17-point, five-rebound performance. Celia Satter also broke into double figures with 12 points to go along with three rebounds and two steals, while Martinez came up with nine rebounds, six assists and two steals. Lilly Wehman had seven rebounds.
Three Ramblers scored in double figures against Braden River (9-2): Wehman (17), Satter (17) and Martinez (13). Satter also managed seven rebounds, while Martinez was credited with six rebounds, five assists and four steals. Eberling also helped the LA cause with eight points, seven rebounds and two assists.
In the loss to Ursuline (10-2), LA scored 26 points in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough. The team was led by Satter (21 points), Wehman (10 points, 4 rebounds), Martinez (5 rebounds, 9 assists, 5 steals) and Erin Dillon (13 points, 7 rebounds).
Wheaton North Holiday Tournament
— Steve Weissenstein has joined the 500-win club.
The Glenbrook South head coach picked up that milestone win in the opening round of the Wheaton North Holiday Tournament on Dec. 26, when the Titans topped Glenbard North 55-30.
Kristin Ralston also had a noteworthy tourney. The junior forward, daughter of GBS’s first-year head boys basketball coach Phil Ralston, averaged 17 points per game and was named to the all-tourney team.
GBS went 3-1 in the tourney to improve its overall mark to 12-4.
In the fifth-place game on Dec. 29, the Titans went up 23-3 at halftime and coasted to a 44-34 win over Bartlett. Liz LaPierre led the team with 14 points. Ralston and Libbie Vanderveen tallied eight points apiece, while Makala Stadler had seven points. Lizzie Shaw had five points, three assists and seven rebounds. The other leading rebounders were Vanderveen (6), Stadler (5) and Ralston (5).
Ralston exploded for a career-high 27 points in consolation-bracket win over Waubonsie Valley 59-48 on Dec. 28. Shaw (10 points), Vanderveen (8 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals), Stadler (4 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals) and Challen Flaws (6 points) also turned in solid performances.
In the win over Glenbard North, Ralston led all scorers with 19 points. The team also received solid work from Shaw (8 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals), Vanderveen (7 points, 3 assists), Stadler (6 points, 3 steals, 3 assists) and LaPierre (6 points, 6 rebounds).
The team’s lone setback came against West Aurora 50-42 on Dec. 27. The Titans, who were outshot 23-0 at the free-throw line, were led by Ralston (16 points), Vanderveen (11 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), LaPierre (12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks) and Shaw (7 points, 4 assists).
Warren Blue Devil Classic
— Highland Park went 1-4 in the Blue Devil Classic.
However, the Giants (7-11, 2-2) had some good news. Two players — junior guard Sydney Ignoffo and sophomore forward Addie Budnik — earned all-tourney honors.
In HP’s 48-30 victory over Elgin Larkin on Dec. 30, Budnik (21 points, 11 rebounds, 5 steals, 5 blocks) and Ignoffo (14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists) led the way.
Ignoffo’s best offensive outing (19 points) came on Dec. 28 in a 54-51 loss to Phillips. She had 16 points in her team’s 55-34 setback to Grayslake Central on Dec. 27, while she scored 10 points in a 38-25 loss to Deerfield on Dec. 29.
Budnik had 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks against Deerfield. Against Phillips, she had 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, five steals and three blocks. And against Grayslake Central, she finished with 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four blocks.
Kirby Bartelstein was HP’s leading scorer (9 points) in a 64-32 loss to Lake Forest on Dec. 26. Budnik had seven points, five assists and three blocks.
St. Viator Invite
— Glenbrook North competed in the St. Viator Invite over the break and ended up with a 1-3 record.
The Spartans’ lone win came over Lane Tech 53-50 on Dec. 28. Sammi Stoneburner led the Spartans with 12 points.
The team opened the tourney by falling to Plainfield North 42-26 on Dec. 26 and the host Lions 37-28 on Dec. 27. Morgan Paull had 16 points against St. Viator. Faith Kim had a team-high eight points in the loss to Plainfield North.
In the finale on Dec. 29, GBN dropped a 35-26 decision to Zion-Benton.
Loyola Academy 55, Colegio Adianez 44
— Prior to the Naples Holiday Shootout in Florida, Loyola got a chance to go up against the reigning Puerto Rico “State Champs”: Colegio Adianez.
Well, the Ramblers definitely made the most of the unique opportunity.
Highlighted by Julia Martinez (15 points, 10 assists, 9 rebounds) and Celia Satter (14 points), the Ramblers raced past Colegio 55-44 on Dec. 27. It was the first loss of the season for Colegio.
Glenbrook South 55, Conant 42
— Glenbrook South improved to 9-3 overall with a sturdy 55-32 victory over host Conant on Dec. 16.
Makayla Stadler was the player of the game. The junior guard tallied 20 points.
Other scoring leaders for GBS included Kristin Ralston (12 points), Libbie Vanderveen (9), Annie Streb (8) and Liz LaPierre (6).
Lake Forest 35, Libertyville 33
— Storming to the finish line.
Lake Forest, which trailed 15-4 after first eight minutes, outscored visiting Libertyville 14-7 in the final frame to post a 35-33 victory on Dec. 14.
Halle Douglass had a big say in LF win. The sophomore guard finished with 15 points, six rebounds and six assists.
Grace Tirzmalis checked in with six points and three rebounds, while Finola Summerville had five points and eight rebounds.
The other stat leaders were Audrey Kaus (7 rebounds, 3 steals) and Ellie Pearson (4 points, 3 rebounds).
With the win, the Scouts improved to 7-5 overall and 4-1 in the NSC.
Glenbrook South 55, Glenbard East 12
— Paced by Annie Streb (10 points), Makayla Stadler (9 points), Libbie Vanderveen (7 points) and Kristin Ralston (7 points), Glenbrook South earned a home victory over Glenbard East 55-12 on Dec. 12.
New Trier 64, Highland Park 39
—New Trier scored 14 or more points in each quarter and took down visiting Highland Park 54-39 on Dec. 12.
NT was led by Maggie Murdock (13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals), Ava Zaslavsky (10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists), Rebecca Goldman (9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals), Cate Murdock (8 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists), Jacqueline Vinson (6 points, 9 rebounds), Nicole Kaspi (5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) and Tinah Hong (4 points, 4 rebounds).
Sydney Ignoffo tallied 19 points for Highland Park. Addie Budnik had 10 points and nine rebounds, while Kirby Bartlestein had five ponts, four rebounds and two assists.
Loyola Academy 52, Argo 42
— Highlighted by Lilly Wehman (14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks), Celia Satter (13 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists), Addison Eberling (13 points, 8 rebounds) and Julia Martinez (5 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists), Loyola Academy improved to 9-1 with a 52-42 win at Argo High School on Dec. 12.
Nazareth Academy 59, Lake Forest 33
— Nazareth jumped out to a 21-7 first-quarter lead and cruised past visiting Lake Forest 59-33 on Dec. 12.
Ellie Pearson led the Scouts (6-5) with 11 points and nine rebounds.
The other stat leaders were Halle Douglass (6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), Grace Tirzmalis (5 points, 3 rebounds) and Annie Aberle (5 points).
New Trier 49, Hersey 37
— New Trier built a 32-14 advantage after two quarters and went to beat visiting Hersey 49-37 on Dec. 9.
The Trevians (9-1) were led by Cate Murdock (18 points, 4 assists, 4 steals), Maggie Murdock (12 points, 2 assists, 2 steals) and Rebecca Goldman (7 points, 4 rebounds). Jacqueline Vinson had five boards, while Taite Ryan came up with three points, four rebounds and three assists.
New Trier 63, Niles West 40
— Maggie Murdock tallied 14 points as New Trier posted a 63-40 win over visiting Niles West on Dec. 8.
The team’s other scoring leaders were Ava Zaslavsky (9), Tinah Hong (8), Rebecca Goldman (8), Nicole Kaspi (8), Gabby Malnati (6) and Taite Ryan (5).
Ryan led the team in rebounds (6), while Cate Murdock helped the NT cause with five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
The Trevians are now 8-1 overall and 2-1 in the CSL South.
Glenbrook South 57, Niles North 28
— Liz LaPierre came up with 13 points and seven rebounds to lead Glenbrook South to 57-28 victory over visiting Niles North on Dec. 8.
The Titans (7-2, 2-1) also received solid work from Lizzy Shaw (10 points, 2 steals), Makayla Shaw (8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals), Libbie Vanderveen (5 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists) and Kristin Ralston (8 rebounds).
Loyola Academy 50, Trinity 42
— Loyola Academy extended its win streak to seven games with a 50-42 victory over visiting Trinity on Dec. 5.
It was the first loss of the season for Trinity (7-1).
The 8-1 Ramblers were led by Lilly Wehman (15 points) and Erin Dillon (13 points). Dillon had four three-pointers.
New Trier 55, Maine South 52 (OT)
— New Trier earned a 55-52 overtime win at Maine South on Dec. 5.
With the win, the Trevians improved to 7-1 overall and 1-1 in the CSL South.
Loyola 51, Joliet Catholic 29
— This team is on a roll.
Loyola improved to 7-1 on the season with convincing 51-29 victory over Joliet Catholic in an ESCC/GCAC showdown on Dec. 3.
Julia Martinez paced the Ramblers with 15 points.
Loyola 62, Kenwood Academy 48
— Led by Julia Martinez (14 points), Loyola topped Kenwood 62-48 in the Fremd Invitational on Dec. 2.
Loyola 58, Carmel Catholic 33
— Celia Satter came up with another strong game.
The 6-foot junior forward tallied 18 points in Loyola Academy’s 58-33 victory over Carmel Catholic on Nov. 27.
Junior guard Julia Martinez also finished in double digits (10 points).
The win improved LA’s overall mark to 5-1.
Satter also was an offensive marvel in the recent New Trier Thanksgiving Tournament.
She poured in 32 points in the team’s 72-68 victory over Harlan on Nov. 21, while Satter had 28 points in a 68-29 triumph over Hyde Park on Nov. 13.
Martinez, as expected, also is off to a strong start. A three-year starter, the guard came up with 10 points in her team’s 73-22 win over Phillips on Nov. 26. She had seven points and 15 assists against Harlan, while she also tallied 10 points in the wins over Phillips and Carmel.
LA finished 4-1 in the tourney. In addition to the victories over Hyde Park, Harlan and Phillips, the Ramblers topped Bogan 58-53 on Nov. 24. Their lone setback was to New Trier 65-59 on Nov. 16.